Community Support

Working bees 

Community Working Bees are back


The school invites all families, students, staff and friends of PHSC to two upcoming working bees which will maintain and improve the school grounds – and will also provide an opportunity for the school community to meet after two very interrupted years. 

Of course if you'd prefer to make a donation to the Buildings and Grounds Fund this is appreciated (and also tax deductible). 



Princes Hill City Campus Working Bee

The working bee for the campus in Princes Hill will take place on Saturday 10 September 2022 from 9am-1pm. You can come for all or part of that time. Please also bring a plate to share for the end, so that all attendees can refuel before we pack it all up.


The main activities will include gardening and general tidying up, so please bring some working gloves, secateurs, shovels, trowels, rakes and other useful gardening tools if you have them. 



Princes Hill Country Campus Working Bee

The working bee for the campus at Mirimbah (near Mount Buller) will take place over the weekend Friday 21 – Sunday 23 October 2022. Families are invited to come for a day or stay overnight (one or two nights) in the same cabins the students use during their camps. This is a great opportunity for families to personally experience this facility. 


Families that wish to stay overnight need to bring their own bedding (sleeping bag and blankets), towels, toiletries, etc. Other things you need to know: 


FOODThese arrangements will be confirmed closer to the time. The intention is to have a roast style meal on the Friday night and to use our Wood Fired Pizza oven on the Saturday night.


TOOLS: The main activities will include painting of houses, fixing of dorm doors and other maintenance, leaf litter clearance, gutter clearance and other tidying up of the grounds, so please bring some old clothes, working gloves, secateurs, shovels, rakes, brushes and other useful tools if you have them. Please monitor the weather forecast as it can get cold in the mountains. 


LOGISTICS: it takes about 3-4 hours to drive to the Mirimbah campus from Melbourne. Please RSVP via Francisca Hoffman at by Friday 26th August. If you can confirm your dates and numbers over the ensuing weeks that will assist with our planning.



If you are able to attend either of these working bees and have any special trade skills (e.g. builder, plumber, painter, arborist, electrician) then please reach out to Anthony Avotins at for some special assignments. As always, your expertise and support will be greatly appreciated.




It will be great to help improve these wonderful school campuses and facilities while at the same time getting to know the school community better. 


Best wishes,


John Thompson

(School Council President)